HILLIARD, Ohio – Thirty-seven race-car drivers and motorsports professionals have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2013.
The group includes 13 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, 20 Associate Members and four Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC members now numbers 440. Voting was held among all current RRDC members.
“This year’s crop of new Regular Members truly represents the spirit of the RRDC, as each driver has demonstrated his or her outstanding conduct on and off the track. And the Associate and Honorary new members are major contributors to the success of motorsports around the world,” said RRDC president Bobby Rahal. “We are honored that each of them has enthusiastically accepted membership in the RRDC. We look forward to working with them as the RRDC continues to pursue its goals of lending its expertise to up-and-coming drivers through a variety of programs.”
While Regular RRDC members are race-car drivers who have competed successfully at the championship level, Associate membership includes drivers who have participated successfully in major professional events or in lesser and/or historic events, as well as drivers who have significant ties to racing, such as in the corporate, sponsorship, mentoring, patronage and promotion arenas.
Honorary members are distinguished senior international motorsports champions, team owners and others who have demonstrated a life-long commitment in support of racing through active volunteerism, officiating and/or promotion of the sport generally.
Regular Members: Andrew Aquilante, Colin Braun, Conor Daly, Simona de Silvestro, Corey Fergus, Bob Garretson, Jim Jeffords, Charlie Kimball, Steve Knapp, Buddy Lazier, Paul Miller, Steve Sargis, R.J. Valentine.
Associate Members: Dan Andersen, Michael Argetsinger, Sonny Balcaen III, Jeff Braun, David Bruns, Tom Cotter, Brad Francis, Mike Hull, William Jeanes, Jim Leo, Chris Locke, Tom Malloy, Steve Matchett, Bruce McCaw, Jim Michaelian, Charlie Monk, Lisa Noble, Connie Nyholm, Bill Riley, Alan Wilson.
Honorary Members: J.C. Argetsinger, Chuck Dressing, Art Evans, John Mecom Jr.